Dollar Stores: Good for Your Wallet, Bad for Your Community

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A new dollar store will open up every six hours nationwide this year. There’s already more dollar stores in the U.S. than there are Walmarts and McDonalds combined. This unprecedented growth is threatening the very communities that rely on them.

Dollar stores make billions so their growth is unsurprising. In 2018, Dollar Tree made $22 billion in revenue and…